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59 min ago | via Examiner.com
In a decision Thursday following the wake of the deadly Charleston, South Carolina shooting that left 9 people dead weeks ago, NASCAR says that the confederate flag will no longer be allowed at any events. The decision, which was made just days before the Fourth of July weekend and the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona, FL. Comment?
1 hr ago | via Bellingham Herald
In this June 21, 2015, file photo, Rev. Norvel Goff prays at the empty seat of the Rev. Comment?
7 hrs ago | via West Hawaii Today
After last month's mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., passions burned high in the South. Now, the flames have turned literal, with six predominantly black churches in Southern states catching fire in the weeks since the tragedy. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Los Angeles Times
Charleston, S.C., Mayor Joseph Riley speaks to the media in front of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church days after the deadly shooting there. Charleston, S.C., Mayor Joseph Riley speaks to the media in front of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church days after the deadly shooting there. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Star Tribune
Dylann Storm Roof, wearing a jacket with the flags of apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia, is accused of shooting nine people dead at a black church in Charleston, S.C. WASHINGTON - Federal and local authorities have found that the man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black people in a South Carolina church last month had been in contact with white supremacists online, although it does not appear that they encouraged him to carry out the massacre, according to law enforcement officials. Investigators uncovered that information as they have pieced together where the gunman, Dylann Roof, 21, received his inspiration, and whether anyone else should face charges in connection with the murders. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Lake County Record-Bee
On June 17 in the basement of one of our sister Methodist churches, 13 people gathered for Bible Study. Several others were in the building as well. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via The Gleaner
Photos of the victims of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, are held during a vigil at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington D.C., recently. few weeks ago, when Pastor Clementa Pinckney and seven members of his congregation were gunned down by a man in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, many people heard of the AME Church for the very first time. Comment?
15 hrs ago | via Post and Courier
Private investigators for the former North Charleston policeman jailed in Walter Scott's death found two bullets that had been missed by state agents who examined the shooting scene two weeks earlier, according to court documents filed by the officer's attorney. But it was how the State Law Enforcement Division handled other evidence that has prompted a point of legal contention and a motion by Michael Slager's attorney for a court inquiry into the agency's destruction of evidence. Comment?
17 hrs ago | via Daily Camera
There is a cartoon portraying "The Dalai Lama's Birthday Party." The Dalai Lama opens an empty box. Comment?
18 hrs ago | via WTOP-FM Washington
They stand in mute testimony to the victims of gun violence last year: 155 T-shirts, each with the name of someone killed by a gun in the area, as well as their date of death. It's a temporary display at 15th Street Presbyterian Church, on 15th and R Streets in Northwest, and the shirts are white to signify D.C.; light blue for Maryland and yellow for northern Virginia. Comment?
21 hrs ago | via Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, South Carolina, massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and our country need are hysterical journalists compounding the pain with inflammatory reporting on an unsubstantiated "epidemic" of black church arsons. Comment?
21 hrs ago | via NewsCenter 25
The deaths of nine church members in Charleston, South Carolina have churned long-brewing anger, resentment and debates about racism, the fallacy of a post-racial America and a failure of lawmakers to address what critics say is the epidemic of gun violence in an allegedly "advanced" country. It is the gun control debate - a debate that has a long history of going nowhere - that has risen to the forefront. Comment?
21 hrs ago | via Institute for Southern Studies
Since an avowed white supremacist massacred nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina during Bible study two weeks ago, fires have been reported at seven predominantly black churches across the South, heightening faith communities' fears of racially motivated violence. Of those seven fires, three have been ruled arson. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via ESPN
Saying he didn't want to offend people, Bubba Watson on Friday elaborated on the rationale behind his decision to paint an American flag over the Confederate flag on the General Lee. "After all of the controversy and everything, I don't want to offend anybody," Watson said after his second-round 68 at The Greenbrier Classic. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via Newsday
Amber Roof, sister of Dylan Roof, who shot and killed nine people at the Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C., launched a crowdfunding campaign on Gofundme.com to raise money for lost wedding costs, reports say. Photo Credit: Gofundme.com The sister of the man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston church has taken down a website profile she used to ask for donations to help pay for her wedding, which was originally planned for the weekend after the slayings. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via Washington Examiner
Officials use a shovel as they investigate the burned Glover Grove Baptist Church in Warrenville, S.C. on Friday, June 26, 2015. The Justice Department is investigating a rash of fires at black churches to determine whether the cause is arson and hate crimes. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via The China Post
Fires at six African-American churches in the southern United States do not appear to be linked or racially motivated, officials said Thursday. Preliminary investigations point to three of the fires being accidental, with the cause of the other three still to be determined, Ginger Colbrun, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives , told AFP. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via Daily Kos
No, not that religious freedom, the kind that Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee are up in arms about. Not the freedom to discriminate because your pet hatred happens to dovetail with some scripture. Comment?
Thursday | via Houston Chronicle
Graphic body camera footage shows Palestine Police Sgt. Gabriel Green and Officer Kaylynn Griffin confronting James D. Bushey, 47, in the Applebee's bathroom on May 31 before leading him outside. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via Michelle Malkin
America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people. The last thing the community and our country need are hysterical journalists compounding the pain with inflammatory reporting on an unsubstantiated "epidemic" of black church arsons. Comment?
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